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When eleven avocados are worse for the environment than an electric car battery

December 2, 2019 – High water consumption and environmental destruction: Mining lithium, one of the main components in batteries for electric cars, is often viewed with suspicion. While some prejudices have already been dispelled, Maximilian Fichtner, Director of the Helmholtz Institute for…

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Volvo Buses launches another second-life program

November 12, 2019 – The Volvo Bus Corporation is collaborating with the real estate company Stena Property to give electric bus batteries a second life. The batteries will be used to provide stationary energy storage at the Fyrklövern residential complex in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project…

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Tesla set to build Gigafactory in Germany

November 11, 2019 – Berlin-Brandenburg has been selected as the location for the European Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars and batteries, confirmed Tesla CEO Elon Musk at an award ceremony in Berlin. The Gigafactory 4 is set to be built in an industrial area spanning 300 hectares in Grünheide,…

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Ambibox Solarbuggy World Record Wirkungsgrad

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World record efficiency for solar DC charging of an electric vehicle

October 22, 2019 – Ambibox, a start-up based in the German city of Mainz, achieved more than 99 percent efficiency when charging a solar-powered vehicle developed by Bochum University of Applied Sciences. The company’s DC charging technology was employed in a research project in the Australian…

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Climate Action Programme 2030: German government plans to subsidize electric vehicles and charging networks

October 15, 2019 – The German government has adopted a Climate Action Programme 2030. The program contains subsidies for environmentally friendly passenger cars and commercial vehicles as well as electric buses. Meanwhile, charging points are set to be installed at every gas station.

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